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Oriental Collection, MS Ottoman Turkish 3. Scroll containing a perpetual calendar with illuminated sections. Ruzname-i dairevi - astronomical tables for both the Arebi (Islamic) and Rumi (Julian) calendars providing chronological accounts of seasonal change, entry of the sun into signs of the zodiac, times of summer and sunset. The calendar is written in the style of Süleyman Hikmeti who died after 1828. Süleyman Hikmeti was Imam of Istanbul's Cedid Ali Pasha mosque and taught calligraphy at the Lali-zade Abdülkadir Efendi school.

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